Monday, 26 May 2014

Don't Call Me

… I'll call you.

The above isn't my philosophy with dating, rather it's my philosophy for dealing with businesses. On one hand if I want to talk to you, I'll let you know. Otherwise let me be. On the other, and more important hand, it protects me from fraud. For example just this weekend I got an e-mail from my internet provider asking me to update my credit card information. Failure to do so would result in additional fees due to late payment.

Minor inconvenience. I don't, and never have, paid my internet bill with my credit card.

Lets just say I didn't click on the link let alone enter my credit card information. Rather I woke up this morning and called the customer services number on my internet bill and after speaking to three people confirmed that (1) my account was in good standing and (2) it was a scam.

So, my philosophy will continue to be that the only time I will speak to the people I do business with is when I call them.


  1. I agree. Not only for scams like that, but also for the typical phone sales calls. I have no problem telling those people that I won't do business over the phone. I invite them to send me some written materials, but I know they usually won't.

    1. I'd agree with the sending written materials part, except in my area we get so many fliers that they make up at least 50% of my recycling. Wasteful AND annoying.